A FAIRER TASMANIA FOR ALL

Tasmania’s protections against hatred and discrimination are the best in Australia.

They have helped create a more inclusive state for all Tasmanians.

But the Federal Government has proposed a religious discrimination law that will undermine the legal rights of Tasmanians.

Despite a review led by Philip Ruddock finding no threat to religious freedom in Australia, the Federal Government wants to override Tasmania’s protections against hateful, intimidating and humiliating language, if that language is in the name of religion.

This will adversely impact de facto partners, single parents, divorcees, LGBTIQ+ people, members of minority religions, people with disabilities and anyone who falls foul of traditional religious dogma.

It rides roughshod over the right of the Tasmanian people to make our own human rights laws.

By signing our petition, you are telling the Federal Government that

  • you value an inclusive Tasmania.
  • everyone's rights should be protected, not just some.
  • Canberra has no right to undermine Tasmania’s human rights laws.

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Petition text

To Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Richard di Natale, Centre Alliance, Jacquie Lambie and all Tasmania's federal representatives,

From the Undersigned Residents of Tasmania

We are concerned that the proposed federal religious discrimination law will undermine existing legal rights and protections for everyday Tasmanians.

Tasmania's Anti-Discrimination Act has Australia's best protections against hateful, intimidating and humiliating language for the widest range of people.

Religious services are not permitted to discriminate, or use hate speech, and hate speech is not allowed in any workplace.

Our law ensures that anyone who could be subject to hateful speech, including de facto partners, single parents, divorcees, LGBTIQ+ people, members of minority religions and people with disabilities, has the opportunity to live free from hate, stigma and discrimination.

Our strong discrimination laws have fostered a more inclusive society for everyone.

Canberra has no right to interfere and undermine Tasmania’s human rights protections.

We ask that:

  • You oppose legislation that removes the protections Tasmanian currently have against discrimination, hate speech, and intimidating and humiliating language.
  • You do not support legislation that protects religious freedom at the expense of other rights and freedoms.
  • You support a national Human Rights Act that will protect the rights of all Australians equally.

Will you sign?

  • Susanne Divin
    signed 2019-11-23 13:03:54 +1100
  • Heath Borton
    signed 2019-11-23 11:53:06 +1100
  • Stephen Leahy
    signed 2019-11-23 07:49:14 +1100
  • Daniel Philps
    signed 2019-11-23 05:07:39 +1100
  • Gina Goodman
    signed 2019-11-22 22:19:12 +1100
  • Cat Schofield
    signed 2019-11-22 22:06:09 +1100
  • Rosie Gude
    signed 2019-11-22 20:10:39 +1100
  • Zacharie Mckenzie-Hoyau
    signed 2019-11-22 17:21:54 +1100
  • Elly Lawson
    signed 2019-11-22 16:26:17 +1100
  • Gareth Kays
    signed 2019-11-22 12:25:44 +1100
  • Atholl Reid
    signed 2019-11-22 12:19:32 +1100
  • Luisa Mejia
    signed 2019-11-22 10:52:46 +1100
  • Ann Mansfield
    signed 2019-11-22 10:34:46 +1100
  • Kira Lee
    signed 2019-11-22 10:29:12 +1100
  • Sheryl Johnstone
    signed via 2019-11-22 10:05:17 +1100
  • Aleana Robins
    signed 2019-11-22 09:31:18 +1100
  • Glenn Feldwick
    signed 2019-11-22 02:37:59 +1100
  • Robyn Gates
    signed 2019-11-21 22:15:25 +1100
  • Helen Starosta
    signed 2019-11-21 19:44:22 +1100
  • Craig Zimitat
    signed 2019-11-21 18:50:17 +1100
  • Denzil Moles
    signed 2019-11-21 18:10:42 +1100
  • Kevin Harper
    signed 2019-11-21 18:00:06 +1100
  • David Lauder
    signed 2019-11-21 17:45:34 +1100
  • Susan Whitelaw
    signed 2019-11-21 17:21:04 +1100
  • Fiona Strahan
    signed 2019-11-21 16:18:55 +1100
  • David Gray
    signed 2019-11-21 06:00:18 +1100
  • Tess Moodie
    signed 2019-11-20 18:50:45 +1100
  • Kath McLean
    signed 2019-10-31 15:45:35 +1100
  • Andy Flynn
    signed 2019-10-17 07:01:31 +1100
  • Petula Broad
    signed 2019-10-15 11:05:22 +1100

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